Just a quick note to any developers based in the North West of England. Last year (December 2010) I had the opportunity to attend a day at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston for some sessions on agile development and project management techniques run by a group called Agile North. It was a well attended event and whilst some things felt a bit awkward (The TDD, pair programming exercise comes to mind), all in all I think it was a good effort. As someone who lives about 30 miles from Manchester where most events seem to to occur, it’s not always easy to attend after a days work (I’m thinking Thoughtworks Geek Nights here) so having something nearer to home is a bonus in my book. I’m looking forward to the next main conference in the summer, and if you’re near by maybe you should consider it too.